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Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender Based Violence

April 09, 2019

Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC

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11 Research Teams Win More than $1 million to Address Gender-Based Violence in 9 Countries

The 4th Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender Based Violence highlighted the impact of innovation and evidence-based research on gender-based violence prevention and response around the world, in memory of Hannah Graham, daughter of IFC’s John Graham. At today’s event with insightful and inspirational remarks by the World Bank Group CEO Kristalina Georgieva, IFC VP for Latin America & the Caribbean and Europe and Central Asia Georgina Baker, and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative founder Claudia Garcia-Moreno, 11 winners from around the world were awarded prize money to design, implement, and capture results of new solutions, including the first-ever private sector winner. Winning 2019 approaches include a mobile phone app to collect and preserve forensic medical evidence for the prosecution of sexual violence crimes; a study of the effectiveness of police home visits to victims of domestic violence; and research into how youth social networks influence attitudes to GBV. 


Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

IFC Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia

Claudia Garcia-Moreno

Sexual Violence Research Initiative Founder and Coordinating Group member, and WHO Lead on Violence Against Women

Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank

World Bank Managing Director of Operations

Vice President, South Asia Region, World Bank Group

Vice President, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank Group

Diariétou Gaye

Director of Strategy and Operations, Africa, World Bank Group

Global Director, Gender, World Bank Group

Shalini Roy

Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Initiative

Ferid Belhaj

Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group

Senior Social Protection Economist in the South Asia Unit of Social Protection and Job Global Practice of the World Bank Group